October 2009 Archives
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Rhonda Jones, Program Director for Human Resources Management, UMUC Graduate School of Management and Technology, October 15, 2009
On October 15, 2009, Dr. Rhonda Jones, Program Director for Human Resources Management in the Graduate School, presented "Talent Management in the New Economy: Applying Lessons Learned From Knowledge Workers" during a brown bag interactive lunch at the new Academic Center in Largo.
During this session participants discussed:
- Why talent management is increasingly important in the existing economy
- Talent management considerations that are unique to part-time, contingent, and at-will knowledge workers
- Factors that increase retention and organizational commitment among traditional knowledge workers
- How existing research on traditional knowledge workers might be applied to non-traditional employees
- Potential benefits to organizations that are able to stimulate and retain non-traditional knowledge workers
Jay Liebowitz, Orkand Endowed Chair in Management and Technology, September 21, 2009
On September 21, 2009, UMUC Orkand Chair of Management and Technology, Jay Liebowitz, provided his perspective as an editor of an academic journal on the best ways to effectively work with editors and get published.
He covered topics including:
- Publish or perish
- Why publish?
- From the editor's experience
- Questions you should ask
- Games people play
- Perseverance pays off
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On October 1, 2009, President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring October 2009 as National Information Literacy Awareness Month.
What is Information literacy? Information literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, and ethically and legally use information. There is so much information available in the world today that knowing how to separate what is trustworthy from what is false and/or biased takes a lot of skill and practice.
Did you know that the same skills and processes used to locate information for a research project can be used for buying a car, planning a vacation, looking for a job, etc.? Being information literate gives students the competitive advantage to be idea creators, problem solvers, effective contributors, and productive citizens.
UMUC's Information and Library Services (UMUC Library) is here to help! The UMUC Library provides many ways to learn and hone these skills, including access to the WebTycho self-paced VLIB 101 (Peck Virtual Classroom) and our interactive research process tutorial Secrets of My Research Success. We also offer short multi-media tutorials to help you develop information literacy skills under the How Do I? section of the Library Web site. The Library is available 24/7 to help you build your skills and assist you with information-literacy related questions via Ask a Librarian.
Please join the UMUC Library in celebrating National Information Literacy Awareness Month!
Create a video about how education can help you fulfill your dreams and send it to the US Department of Education. Details about the contest are here.